This volume consists of many of Lacordaire’s writings on social and political issues, many of which have been out of print for a long time and some of which appeared in this volume, when originally published, for the time in English. The central theme of the book is that the Christian solution of all the great social and political problems is liberal and democratic, Christian doctrine being based on the equality of souls. It argues that Christian fraternal charity is a stronger force than mere humanitarian brotherhood or political socialism.
Table of Contents
1. Catholicism and Marriage 2. Catholicism and Chastity 3. Rationalism and Chastity 4. Catholicism and Humility 5. Catholicism and Brotherhood 6. Catholicism and Kindness 7. Catholicism and the Rights of Man 8. Catholicism and Socialism 9. Catholicism and Civil Authority 10. Church and State 11. Catholicism and Liberty 12. Catholicism and Ireland 13. The Love of Jesus Christ